Articles Tagged With ‘Bakersfield’

Heritage Oaks Bank robbery suspect arrested

San Luis Obispo police arrested a Bakersfield man on Wednesday for allegedly robbing a San Luis Obispo bank on Monday afternoon. Following the armed robbery of the Heritage Oaks Bank on Froom Ranch Way, police released photos of the holdup... (Continue reading)

Family of five dies in Bakersfield plane crash

Five members of a Northern California family died Saturday when their small plane crashed in an almond orchard near Bakersfield. Both parents, two daughters and a son died in the crash. [Mercury News] The family was flying from San Jose... (Continue reading)

Kern County leads the country in homicides by cops

Law enforcement officers in Kern County have killed more people per capita than in any other county in the United States this year. Kern County officers killed 13 people in 2015. [Guardian] By comparison, NYPD officers killed nine people across... (Continue reading)

Manhunt on for California deputy

Kern County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect on the run who also happens to be a Kern County sheriff’s deputy. The fleeing deputy escaped custody Tuesday night after his second arrest in the past week. [LA Times] On... (Continue reading)

Appeals court orders new trial against Bakersfield police

A state appeals court has ordered a new trial against the Bakersfield police in the case of a man who an officer mistakenly determined was drunk when he was undergoing a medical emergency. A Grover Beach woman has made similar... (Continue reading)

Bakersfield responds to attack by Caren Ray

A columnist from Bakersfield wrote an editorial Tuesday on the “slugfest” between San Luis Obispo County District 4 supervisor candidates Caren Ray and Lynn Compton and Ray’s negative comments about Bakersfield. At a recent debate and on the Dave Congalton... (Continue reading)

Police investigating infant deaths

After two babies died within days of each other, Bakersfield police opened an investigation. [Californian] On Sunday, 2-month-old Sotero Isaiah Lopez of Arroyo Grande was discovered not breathing at a home on the 5400 block of Post Street in Bakersfield.... (Continue reading)

Family cat saves boy from dog attack

A video posted on YouTube appears to show a dog pulling a young Bakersfield boy off his bike. A cat then attacks and chases the dog away. The cat is a family pet named Tara. The boy needed a few... (Continue reading)

Bakersfield man trying to drill for oil near Huasna Valley

A Bakersfield man is attempting to get approval from San Luis Obispo County to drill for oil near Huasna Valley, less than two years after oil company Excelaron lost its bid to do so nearby. [Tribune] Dero Parker, owner of... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for brandishing a knife in SLO

San Luis Obispo police arrested a 41-year-old man for brandishing a knife during an altercation on Monday near the intersection of Higuera and Chorro streets. Shortly after 7 p.m., an off-duty officer saw John Ensor of Bakersfield arguing with several... (Continue reading)